Faculty of Arts
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Previously coded SCY2805
The unit focuses on a sociological analysis of deviant behaviour by examining a wide range of theoretical perspectives on deviance. The unit considers why and how some behaviours are defined as deviant (eg sexual deviance, delinquency, mental disorders) and other important social problems are not (eg speciesism, sexism, racism). The role of social control agents, particularly in relation to young people, will be examined. Topics to be studied focus on both Australian and overseas experience and examples.
On successful completion of this unit students will:
Written work: 60% (2500 words)
2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
ATS3734, GSC2205, GSC3205, SCY2805, SCY3805